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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation
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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada. At Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF), we are the leading charitable organization devoted to improving the environmental health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed. We raise money to support specific projects for Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). ​

You can have confidence in us! We’re proud to have achieved the distinguished Imagine Canada accreditation demonstrating the highest standards for public confidence in the nonprofit sector.

Rob video clip.JPG​​2021 Connect Campaign update video released (September 27, 2021). Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's CAO, Rob Baldwin, shares the latest updates on the Connect Campaign to build a new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek.​​​

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BWG Mayor and Council's Golf Classic Supporting the new Nature Centrehttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/BWG-Mayor-and-Council's-Golf-Classic-Supporting-the-new-Nature-Centre.aspx5/1/2023 2:36:04 PMBWG Mayor and Council's Golf Classic Supporting the new Nature Centre<h4 style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:lato, sans-serif;line-height:inherit;color:#000000;font-size:1.353em;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:15px;margin-left:0px;padding:0px;margin-top:0px !important;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Pages/BWG-Mayor-and-Council%27s-Golf-Classic-Supporting-the-new-Nature-Centre/BWG%20Golf%20Tournament.png" alt="BWG Golf Tournament.png" style="margin:5px;width:237px;height:203px;" />​<br></h4><h4 style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:lato, sans-serif;line-height:inherit;color:#000000;font-size:1.353em;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:15px;margin-left:0px;padding:0px;margin-top:0px !important;"><br></h4><h1>The BWG Mayor & Council's Golf Classic is coming this June!<br></h1><h2>Sponsored by <a title="Open new window to view Bayview Wellington Homes " rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.bwhomes.ca/" target="_blank" aria-label="Bayview Wellington Homes opens in new window">Bayview Wellington Homes </a><br></h2><h3>​<br></h3><h3>Date: Friday, June 16, 2023</h3><h3>Time: Check-in opens at 7:30am, shotgun start at 9:00am<br></h3><h3>Location: Club at Bond Head (4805 7th Line, Bond Head)<br></h3><p><span style="color:#181818;font-family:lato, sans-serif;font-size:17px;">Each year this</span><span style="color:#181818;font-family:lato, sans-serif;font-size:17px;"> incredible golf event raises funds for important BWG community services and initiatives. Thanks to Mayor LeDuc and the entire BWG Council for selecting the new <a href="https://scanloncreek.ca/">Nature Centre​</a> project at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area to receive this years tournament proceeds! </span></p><p></p><h2>Registration<br></h2><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:15px 0px;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;color:#181818;font-family:lato, sans-serif;font-size:17px;">The early-bird golf registration fee is $1,400 per foursome. Registration includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, and a goody bag! The early-bird registration deadline is May 15, following which the golf registration fee will be $1,800 per foursome. Final registration cut-off is June 9, 2023. </p><h2>Sponsorship Opportunities<br></h2><p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:15px 0px;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;color:#181818;font-family:lato, sans-serif;font-size:17px;">Please also consider one of our sponsorship opportunities or making a donation.</p><ul style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:10px 0px 10px 30px;padding:0px;color:#181818;font-family:lato, sans-serif;font-size:17px;"><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">​Event Sponsor - $20,000 - <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;font-family:inherit;">SOLD OUT</span></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Platinum Lunch Sponsor - $10,000 - <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;font-family:inherit;">SOLD OUT</span></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Gold Specialty Hole Sponsor - $7,500</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Special Event Hole Sponsor - $5,000<br></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Player Cart Sponsor - $3,000</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Breakfast Sponsor - $2,500 - <span style="box-sizing:border-box;font-weight:700;font-family:inherit;">SOLD OUT</span></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;margin:5px 0px;color:#4a4a4a;line-height:2.05882;">Welcoming Hole Sponsor - $300</li></ul><a href="https://www.townofbwg.com/en/town-hall/mayor-and-council-golf-classic.aspx"><h2><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="">Registration and Sponsorship Information</span></h2></a><p>​<br><br></p>
Call for Candidates - LSCF Board of Directorshttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Call-for-Candidates---LSCF-Board-of-Directors.aspx8/29/2022 6:55:54 PMCall for Candidates - LSCF Board of Directors<h1>​Call for Candidates - LSCF Board of Directors</h1><h2>​​</h2><p><strong>Newmarket, August 29, 2022 —</strong> Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is currently seeking applications for volunteer membership on its Board of Directors. Founded in 1973, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is a leading registered environmental charity supporting projects that protect our forests and wetland habitats and improve soil and water health. LSCF also helps ensure children are inspired by and appreciate nature through on-going support of Outdoor Education.</p><p>Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is seeking people who care deeply about the natural world and are willing to commit their time, effort, and skills to our Board of Directors to ensure we are successful at our mission to raise funds for priority environmental initiatives of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.</p><p>Board members should be passionate about protecting and restoring our local environment, and able to assist in achieving the Foundation's fundraising goals to implement conservation projects. Board members oversee the strategic plan, finances, and policies and procedures of the Foundation, and ultimately ensure that the resources entrusted to the Foundation further the goals of the LSRCA.</p><p>Board members are expected to attend bi-monthly Board meetings and will participate in Foundation events and activities.</p><p>It is hoped that candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the Board including not-for-profit governance, strategic planning and visioning, fundraising, community contacts and more.</p><p>If you want to make a difference in our local watershed and have personal and professional experiences that could help our organization, please apply. Visit https://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/ to see our <a href="/PublishingImages/about/board-of-directors/Call%20for%20Candidates%202022.pdf"><strong>Call for Candidates</strong></a> for more details or submit a resume and covering letter by November 19, 2022 to Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director at c.taylor@lsrca.on.ca</p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p><p><em>We are Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF), the leading environmental charity in our watershed; raising money for priority environmental programs and projects of the </em><a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/"><em>Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.</em></a><em> LSCF is certified in Imagine Canada's Standards Program for excellence in non-profit management. Invest in trust.</em>  <em>For more information visit </em><a href="file:///S:/Foundation/Foundation_Data/Board%20of%20Directors/Board%20Nomination%20and%20Recruitment/2022%20Nomination/www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca">www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca</a>.​<br></p><h2>​​</h2><br>
Government of Canada announces funding for the construction of a new nature centre in Bradford West Gwillimburyhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Government-of-Canada-announces-funding-for-the-construction-of-a-new-nature-centre-in-Bradford-West-Gwillimbury.aspx6/24/2022 6:34:24 PMGovernment of Canada announces funding for the construction of a new nature centre in Bradford West Gwillimbury<p>​<br></p><h1><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Government of Canada announces funding for the construction of a new nature centre in Bradford West Gwillimbury</span><br></h1><h2>From: <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure.html">Infrastructure Canada</a><br></h2><h3>News release</h3><p><strong>Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario, June 20, 2022—Today</strong>, Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $4.1 million in federal funding for the construction of a new nature centre in the Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.<br><br>With a net-zero carbon and universally accessible design, the new Scanlon Creek Nature Centre will serve as a community hub where residents of all ages and abilities can access nature and environmental programming to learn about climate change and inspire action. The construction of the new 750 square metre building will also allow the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation to work with the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority to meet the needs of the growing surrounding communities and provide more equitable access for marginalized groups.<br><br>The Government of Canada is investing over $4.1 million for this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program.<br></p><h3>Quotes<br></h3><p>“Lake Simcoe is one of Ontario’s iconic lakes. The new Scanlon Creek Nature Centre in Bradford West Gwillimbury will offer all residents a place to learn more about the lake’s ecosystem, climate action, and the steps we can take to build a healthier community.”<br><br>Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities<br><br>“We are absolutely thrilled that this exciting project has been selected for funding. The Scanlon Creek Nature Centre will create the perfect space for watershed communities to explore the many opportunities to participate in experiential learning and formulate a connection with nature. This significant investment confirms our understanding that our collective health is inexplicably tied to the health of our ecosystems. Immersed in nature, this new facility will also serve as an excellent demonstration site and a teaching tool for our foremost partner, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, to educate students and visitors, with the aim of inspiring future environmental champions. We thank the federal government, Minister LeBlanc and Member of Parliament Van Bynen for this wonderful opportunity.”<br><br>Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation​<br></p><p><br><br></p>

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34th Annual Conservation Dinner6/14/2023 9:30:00 PM6/15/2023 2:00:00 AM34th Annual Conservation DinnerThe Conservation Dinner is our annual signature fundraising event. This highly anticipated event is attended by Elected Officials, business and municipal leaders, Authority and Foundation Board and staff as well as individuals who all share our vision of a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed. Over the past 14 years alone, the event has raised over $2 million. Network with your colleagues and enjoy the open bar, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, delicious four course meal, auction and raffle prizes.0The Manor at Carrying Place, 16750 Weston Rd, Kettleby ON L7B 0C7Foundation
Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor & Council's Golf Classic6/16/2023 11:30:00 AM6/16/2023 8:00:00 PMBradford West Gwillimbury Mayor & Council's Golf ClassicEach year, the BWG Golf Classic raises funds for important community services and initiatives. For 2023, all proceeds will be donated to the new Nature Centre project at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. The early-bird golf registration fee is $1,400 per foursome. Registration includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, and a goody bag! The early-bird registration deadline is May 15, following which the golf registration fee will be $1,800 per foursome. Final registration cut-off is June 9, 2023. https//www.townofbwg.com/en/town-hall/mayor-and-council-golf-classic.aspx 0Club at Bond Head (4805 7th Line, Bond Head)Community Organized Event
5th Annual LSCF Invitational Golf Tournament​8/21/2023 12:00:00 PM8/21/2023 8:00:00 PM5th Annual LSCF Invitational Golf Tournament​With 27-holes of world-class golf at its core, and amenities including a pool, tennis and fitness, Oakdale is Toronto’s club of choice for families. For nearly a century, many generations have played on its wonderful course, and connected over incredible dinners in Oakdale’s welcoming clubhouse. Oakdale is the proud host of the 2023 and 2026 RBC Canadian Open. This tournament will be a very popular one. Registration includes golf, cart, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and a welcome gift. Thank you for participating and supporting our vision of a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed. We will be playing rain or shine.0Oakdale Golf and Country Club​, 2388 Jane Street, Toronto, M3M 1A8Foundation